Forward with Phonics

Forward with Phonics

Forward with Phonics



Phonics Resources for Functional Skills

Looking for resources to help you use phonics-based teaching approaches with your learners?

The books 'Phonics Resources for Older Learners' and 'Phonics Stories for Older Learners’ provide resources that will support your teaching of phonics in Entry Level Functional Skills and ESOL classes. They will supplement the curriculum outlined in the Post-16 Phonics Toolkit.

They gradually introduce the English alphabetic code in a structured sequence, similar to that seen in the Toolkit: from simple CVC words and 4-5 sound words (Basic Code), consonant digraphs (Basic Code Plus) to the more complex aspects of our code; dealing with alternative spellings for sounds and polysyllabic words, which corresponds to the ‘One-to-Many’ section of the Toolkit.

These books can also be purchased as downloads; ideal for online teaching.


Phonics Stories for Older Learners

stories for older learners

One page stories with a comprehension exercise. Presented in a systematic phonic progression from CVC to vowel digraphs.


Phonics Resources for Older Learners

resources for older learners

Activities presented in a phonic progression, including: picture-word matching, gap-fills, mixed-up sentences, wordsearches, dictation sentences and spelling.


Special Offer

older learners bundle

Both books bought together


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Decodeable Reading Books

The Drop-In Series

The stories are based around a Community Drop-In Centre. This is a non-profit making business, run for the community by Sam and Liz, and supported by a group of volunteers.

54 downloadable graded reading books, each 16 pages, in 4 levels. Print as many as you need. Now also available as e-books, ideal for teaching online. 

Sam and Liz

Level 1

CVC words

The Laptop

Level 2

4-5 sound words

The Trip

Level 3

Consonant digraphs

The Dragonfly

Level 4

Vowel Spellings



Plus Support Materials with 4 worksheets per book.

Also available as downloads.

Support Materials levels 1-3

Levels 1-3 - £25

Support Materials level 4

Level 4 - £30


The Drop-In Series Selection Pack

18 printed books - 2 x Level 1, 2 x Level 2, 2 x Level 3, 12 x Level 4 – one for each of the main vowel sounds.  


Plus Support Materials with 4 worksheets per book.

£25 for the spiral bound book or the download.

Support Materials

To purchase or to view sample pages and reviews visit

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